Tuberculosis (Third Edition)
Asking the question why so many people still get tuberculosis, the narrator answers in part, "Industrialization has spread faster than industrial health programs," some of the causes of infection are attributed to occupations, some to poverty and ignorance.
Many excellent shots of different kinds of x-ray equipment in hospital and community settings.
health posters Safety Danger Lurks
Subject: Still a Scourge in the 50's
In the late 40's, my brother had an attack of pleurisy at about age 10 and the doc came over and "drew the pus out of his chest right in his bed." 12 years later he was found to have had disseminated TB through an ophthalologic exam and chest xray...and dodged the service. Who'd a thunk. Never mind that in that same period of time that he had pleurisy, grampa died in a sanitorium of TB.
Isoniazid and streptomycin and other drugs that followed have nearly completely arrested the death toll from TB which was incredible up to the late 50's.
This is a boring (low camp) film that nonetheless shows quite well what TB is all about. The TB film they showed us in school was more melodramatic..the one image I remember FOREVER! was the coughing guy walking down the street and he spits bloody mucous on the sidewalk. Ever since then I've always examined sidewalks in busy busines districts for bloody spit.
Subject: Cure TB, Cause Cancer...
Subject: Your child is sick, sheÃÂs suffering from bad acting.
Subject: Contagious aunt dooms another child.